A drug dealer who ran fake “medical marijuana” in Britain has been jailed for four and a half years.
Nathan D., 34, used dark internet and Bitcoin to order a shipment of cannabis from Canada – he revealed he wanted to sell the drug to those who needed it for pain relief.
Doyle kept the drugs he bought in a house on Brackley Avenue.
So did he set up his own PO Box account to have marijuana, and THC, it ‘s a powerful form of cannabis oil, sent to the company on Deansgate.
Manchester Crown Court said the UK Borders Agency intercepted the first shipment of drugs addressed to Doyle, at Coventry Airport in 2015.
When examined by police, the parcel was found to contain 16 of cocaine, worth around £800.
Also in September 2016, the Borders Agency discovered a package containing 130 g of cannabis destined for Doyle, worth an estimated £1300.
In May 2017, another shipment of marijuana worth about £1,800 from Canada, addressed similarly to Deansgate, was intercepted.
In the summer of 2017, the Canadian Border Agency intercepted a 140 of more than £14,000 worth of marijuana bound for Doyle at his address.
Manchester police officers made a visit to the company where Doyle set the PO Box address.
On the spot, they found that a parcel for Doyle had just arrived containing 14 of individual packages-a very powerful form of THC cannabis oil.
Doyle was arrested on August 8, 2017 on suspicion of buying Class A and B drugs.
When searching his home, police found evidence that the packages had been emptied into glass cans and that he was extracting THC oil from herbal cannabis.
In addition, a large number of packets were found protecting against smell, bags and large postage stamps, suggesting that Doyle supplies drugs in the same way he receives them.
Police also found £5 worth of cannabis and a finished kit to grow magic mushrooms – which were bought in Amsterdam – and a small can of magic mushrooms.
The fifth package was delivered during a conversation with him. It contained more than 250 grams of cannabis with £5,000 hidden inside a box spiral cut.
In court, Doyle said: “I am a medical buyer of cannabis – I am not a dangerous offender of the substance and I am not threatening society I am a vulnerable adult.
‘I was a homeless alcoholic thanks to my father ‘s poor upbringing and also I had a head injury – the only thing that helped me from the pain was cannabis.
‘I don ‘t carry a danger to society – it ‘s a danger to me and I can ‘t accept it as justice. I use Mariuan as a cure, like Rastafarians and Hindus have been using it for thousands of years. It ‘s medical, herbaceous. It ‘s not created by a human being. Cannabis is a medicine for me, not a drug. “
Judge William Davies responded to him: ‘There is no evidence that you bought medical cannabis for medical purposes.
“You smuggled a large amount of cannabis into the country, and from what was found in your house, it follows that you bought it not for medical purposes.
“You informed the jury of your evidence, and you did so to escape punishment. So did you use cryptocurrencies to be anonymous. You told the jury you were trying to avoid detection and understood it was against the law.
‘You didn ‘t do help to sick people – it was for profit. The cargoes indicate to me that they were imported for profit.
Detective Terry K. of GMP ‘s City of Manchester unit said, “He thought he was outlawed and would not be caught.
“During this operation we followed him for a long time as he carried out his illegal activities from his home in the heart of the city.
“I would like to thank all the officers who worked the work, as it is thanks to all their hard work that this person is in prison.
‘I hope this sentence will be an example of us constantly pursuing those who import drugs and we ‘re going to a lot to hold them accountable ‘.
Doyle was sentenced to four years and six months for drug possession. As well as who is cocaine and three items of cannabis import.
He was also convicted of importing TNCs, possessing with intent to sell cannabis and producing a class B drug by TNCs.